The Tesla Model 3, the most popular sedan produced by the American Electric Car maker, has returned to its online order configurator with a highly-coveted variant. The Long Range Model 3, which was discontinued last August due to high demand, is back and available for purchase.
The Long Range Model 3 has a range of 325 miles per charge, a top speed of 145 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration of 4.2 seconds. The vehicle is priced at $47,240 before the destination fee and qualifies for a reduced $3,750 federal EV tax credit.
According to Business Insider, the reintroduction of the Long Range Model 3 follows suit with CEO Elon Musk’s statements when the vehicle was discontinued last year. Musk had tweeted, “Waitlist is too long. Will enable again as we ramp production.”
Tesla’s Model 3 is an attractive option for those looking for an Electric vehicle, as it is cheaper than the Performance trim and more expensive than the base level. The Model 3 Performance includes all-wheel drive, increased horsepower and better wheel and brake options.
Cox Automotive estimates that Tesla delivered roughly 54,954 Model 3 units in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2023, representing about 21 percent of all U.S. EV sales in the quarter. Tesla is forecasting roughly 1.8 to 2 million vehicles produced globally this year, after reporting about 1.4 million produced in 2022.
Tesla produces vehicles at its U.S. factories in Fremont, California and Austin, Texas, as well as in Shanghai, China and Grünheide, Germany. The automaker also announced plans this year to build a new factory in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, where it will produce its next-generation EV platform.
Furthermore, Tesla is also said to be working on a simplified “Highland” Model 3. It is thought to include both internal and external changes, as well as changes to cameras and the inclusion of a supercomputer HW4.
The Long Range Model 3 is a great option for those looking for a mid-range Electric vehicle with excellent range and performance. The vehicle is now available for purchase on Tesla’s online order configurator and is estimated to begin delivering in June.